Chattanooga’s Jim Foster seeks 800th career win

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Chattanooga coach Jim Foster is about to join select company.

A victory Saturday over Samford would make Foster just the 11th NCAA women’s basketball coach with 800 career wins. Foster would be the first in the 800-win club to coach four different schools.

Foster is 799-310 in a 36-year career that also has included stints at St. Joseph’s (1978-91), Vanderbilt (1991-2002) and Ohio State (2002-13).

The only women’s coaches with 800 wins are former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell, Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, former Texas coach Jody Conradt, Bentley’s Barbara Stevens, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, Georgia’s Andy Landers, Montana’s Robin Selvig and Scranton’s Michael Strong. Stevens seeks her 900th victory Saturday when Bentley hosts St. Anselm in a Division II game.

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